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website at c-span.org off. in chicago yesterday president obama talked about his gun control proposal. do you think congress should consider a proposal and vote? be prepared to tell us why or why not. here are the numbers. 202-585-3881 for republicans. 202-585-3880 for democrats. you can always send us e-mail. "the chicago tribune" picked up the story, talking about a wide range of issues. gun violence is the main topic of the speech. the reporter says -- part of the speeches today look to congress and what they should do. here is what he had to say. gu[video clip] >> ivory -- i recognize not everybody has to agree with our issues. different from upstate and downstate illinois. these proposals deserve a vote in congress. they deserve a vote. [applause] and i want to thank those members of congress who are working together in a serious way to try to address this issue. host: playing off of that repeated phrase, that is the question we propose to you, whether you think they deserve a vote. whether you do or don't, you could call on the lines that represent you. we have put this on twitter a
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
, then governor rob blagojevich was charged with trying to sell away barack obama's cincinnati seat. jesse jackson jr.'s people had made an offer and it started the investigation. >> this is extremely disappointing. always is when a member of congress does this. here is a young man a lot of us hoped would be a very good example to other americans and now he has squandered and committed a serious offense. we understand he's going to plead guilty. i'm curious in terms of whether he's been hospitalized in the last year. is there any way to know if that's a legitimate hospitalization or was this cover in anticipation of an investigation bearing down on him and this was sort of an excuse? or a panic way out? >> the mayo clinic did report that he was being treated for a form of bipolar depression last summer. whether that's true or not i don't think there's any way to verify it. but he's clearly been disturbed and having some erratic behavior. >> he ran for re-election. he could have pulled out a year ago and saved the voters in his district. does he indicate any reason why he did that? because he knew
and other programs because it included tax increases. [a24]obama chicago-transition meantime, president obama took his agenda to his hometown of chicago. the president stressed the importance of growing the economy and creating more jobs. he also addressed gun violence -- saying common sense gun laws, combined with stronger families and more opportunity can help turn the tide. in the audience were the parents of hadiya pendleton -- the 15-year-old chicago girl killed just days after marching in the president's inaugural parade. [a26]aaco exec-intro here in baltimore, a surprise announcement from acting anne arundel county executive john hammond. after initially saying he was not interested in the job, he now says he wants to stay put. the vacancy was created after john leopold resigned... following a conviction for misconduct in office. here's 11 news reporter david collins with more... after a lot of soul searching acting anne arundel county hammond and several others say they would not seek election when the term ends in 2014. the county council will interview all the candidates and m
had inauguration this week. barack obama, january 19, 2013. this very month is full of epic anniversary, regarding race and american history. it's 150 years ago since the emancipation proclamation by lincoln which is now popularized in the story of the 13th amendment just two januaries later in 1865 in the spielberg film nominated for the academy award. we're getting a sense of that history. more pert innocent for us, 150 years, 2013, to get a sense of how tricky this history has been, i want you to think about the 50-year anniversary. fifty years ago this january, in january 1963, i was getting my driver's license. that was a big deal. martin luther king was resolved to go into birmingham. this month, he decided, and he didn't tell his father or tell his board members because he knew they would try to stop him. what he said was, after eight years since the brown decision, the forces defending segregation mobilized across the segregated states than the forces of freedom, and we're about to lose our window in history, and if i don't take the more risk that i have the way thes
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something inherently fair about proportionality. >> for months and years we've seen president obama talk about pay your fair share. finally someone stood up to the president. it came when dr. carson issued a forceful challenge to the president's liberal approach to last week's liberal prayer breakfast. but the doctor's comments were much more than meaningful bluster. he backed them up with facts and policy proposals including the flat tax. join me now to talk with him about his approach the saving the economy. welcome dr. ben carson. i don't know if anyone asked you this yet, what was the president's reaction personally to your speech? did you talk to him? >> i talked to him afterwards and he came over. he was very gracious. he said, you know, thank you for your speech. he didn't say he enjoyed it, but he did say. [laughter] >> and he said he admired me >> i suspect you might have known that going in. let me play -- you said something, in talking about the economy, that really hit home with me. and that's about the deficit. $16.5 trillion we have. >> that is a number that is so mind-bogg
. >> president obama paid tribute to the principals and teachers killed at sandy hook elementary school in newtown. it is the nation's highest -- second highest civilian honor. they receive the presidential citizens medal. the president read the names one by one, saying they gave their lives to protect children in their care. janice jackson also receive the citizens medal. she founded a baltimore-based nonprofit that empowers women with disabilities. it is called women embracing abilities now. this moment took 29 years of overcoming personal adversity. at 24, she was hit by a car and paralyzed. doctors said she would be lucky if she would be able to move her shoulders. >> as she recovered and regained her strength, she recalled -- she resolved to give some first- rate to others. -- resolved to give some of her strength to others. >> janice told us the most moving part what -- moving part of the ceremony was the moment when 6 slain educators from newtown were awarded medals for their heroic contributions. next, overcoming adversity. >> it phrase often used to talk about the ravens. >> ra
's looking old. you know what he looks like in this picture? the 102-year-old grandma that obama pointed out at the state-of-the-union speech. he looks just like the grandma. >> mariah carey posted photos last night on twitter, getting ready to go out for valentine's day. they are the most ridiculous photos of her in her bathtub, in her house, big old bubble bath. she brought the dog in the tub with her. >> where's nick cannon? >> he doesn't get in on that. that's the part that bothers me. >> he's underneath her with a scuba tank. >> i love her. >> i kinda like her, too, for this. >> she's like gwyneth paltrow but not as vixy about it. >> gwyneth paltrow wants it to be serious. >> her group was all about valentine's day for one and she recommended you buy this book called cooking for one, all recipes for one person. so ridiculous. >> what did you make? >> that was mean. >> wow. >> i was kidding! >> oh, my god. >> you guys do that to me. >> you don't know anything about me. >> i was just kidding. ok. >> coming up, leann rimes is suing her dentist because he messed up her teeth. >> did you see
, thanks for your time. >> my pleasure. >>> president obama is waking up this morning in florida where he plans to spend the holiday weekend. on friday he went back to his hometown of chicago and made a very personal appeal to crack down on violence. kristin welker is traveling with the president. she's in port st. lucie, florida. good morning. >> reporter: lester, good morning to you. this vacation begins after president obama spent the week criss-crossing the nation trying to sell the key messages of his state of the union address. but friday's speech was the longest, and it was personal. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama went back to his hometown of chicago and called for an end to the violence. >> last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. >> reporter: mr. obama met with a group of at-risk male teens just before taking the stage. and in an uncharacteristic moment talked about the similarities between them. >> i had issues, too, when i was their age. i just had a -- an environment that was
president faces a foreign policy crisis. do you want this man, senator barack obama answering that phone call at 3:00 a.m.? well, it turns out, suddenly a relevant question. >> suddenly a relevant question because on the afternoon of september 11th, 2012, of course the day of the benghazi attacks that unfolded, there was some question now at least being raised by republican congressman louie gohmert as to why -- how responsive was the president during this entire time? well, we know in the afternoon he did speak with his. >> leon panetta and general demps is i. >> 5:00 p.m. in the afternoon. louie gohmert raising this point 3:00 a.m. and whether or not he was able to sleep through all of these unfolding problems in benghazi, listen. >> president required a sleep aid that night but if he did, anybody else in america has trouble sleeping, you better get what he had because it works well. how the president of the united states could sleep that night as the ambassador that he put in place, that he put in harm's way was under attack or he had been kidnapped. being brutalized unspeakable thing
that will keep salaries at the same level for an additional nine months. that would block president obama's executive order to give federal employees a 1/2 percent raise end of march. republicans say that will save $11 billion. democrats say government workers are being singled out. >>> the president had to wipe away tears in an emotional ceremonyhonoring six workers killed at sandy hook elementary school. the teachers and staff who lost theirs lives protecting their students in d.c.'s mass shootion. the presidential citizens metal its the second highestto civili. >> they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us. the ceremony honored 12 other good citizens for service to others including two local people. maria gomez of marry center in washington, and terry shima a world war ii veteran who fights for the rights of japanese-american service members. >> a county prosecutor demanding justice after she discovered more than 10,000 untested rape kits. some of them had been in the system for 20 years. the detroit police department has come under new leadership since the disc
obama takes his gun control message back to his hometown of chicago. he is vow to use the full power of his office. this is after chicago's murder rates skyrocket. tara mergener reports for wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: president barack obama wiped waterer as he honored the six adults who died in sandy hook elementary. >> they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. >> reporter: family members accepted the awards on behalf of the woman who are among 18 to receive the nation's second highest civilian honor. the presidential citizen's medal. mary's school psychologist. >> the high honor. all that i can hope that if i was in the same situation, i would have what they had to run out the door. >> reporter: after the ceremony the president left the white house for chicago to rally support for his state of the union proposals. including tighter gun control. >> last year, there were 443 murders with a firearm, on the streets of this city. 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so, that's the equivalent of a newtown every f
on the back from president obama. her name is janice jackson. she has a way of motivating everyone around her. >> it's not every day you get an invitation to the white house. it's not every day you meet someone like janice jackson. the nation's second highest in honor. >> recognized by the pledges he is doing. he told me i looked pretty today. i told him you look pretty also. i didn't know what to say. i was in ah. awe. >> janice jackson was singled out by a nonprofit that empowers women with disabilities. women embracing abilities now or wean. this moment took 29 years of over coming personal adversity. at 24 janice was hit by a car and paralyzed. if she was lucky she would move her shoulders. >> as she recovered and regained her strength she resolved to give that strength to others in need. this dine mow is a professor at the university of baltimore a cover girl model and wean's engine. the group has helped more than 1,000 newly disabled women learn how to be and feel like women again. >> she needs to shine not your limitations. selfless, courageous, committed to public service the presiden
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